PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
451 PM CDT THU APR 24 2008

…RESULTS OF THE CROWLEY TEXAS DAMAGE SURVEY…

ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON…STAFF FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
FORT WORTH TOURED THE DAMAGE AREA IN WEST CROWLEY. BASED ON THE
DAMAGE PATTERNS AND ON EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS…IT WAS DETERMINED THAT
A TORNADO AFFECTED THE AREA.

RESIDENCES AND STORAGE BUILDINGS ALONG WORFIELD DRIVE AND
SHARONDALE DRIVE RECEIVED THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. TWO HOUSES
HAD SIGNIFICANT PORTIONS OF THEIR ROOFS REMOVED…ALONG WITH DAMAGE
TO EXTERNAL WALLS. TWO HOUSES HAD PORTIONS OF ROOF DECKING REMOVED.
SEVERAL METAL STORAGE BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED. SEVERAL HOMES SUFFERED
MINOR ROOF DAMAGE. TREES IN THE AREA HAD LARGE LIMBS BROKEN.

THE TORNADO HAD A PATH LENGTH OF 0.3 MILES…AND AN AVERAGE PATH
WIDTH OF ABOUT 100 YARDS. THIS TORNADO WILL BE RATED AS A LOW EF-2
ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE. MAXIMUM WINDS WERE PROBABLY IN THE 110-
115 MPH RANGE.

THE THUNDERSTORM WHICH PRODUCED THIS TORNADO ALSO PRODUCED A LARGE
AREA OF STRONG WINDS ACROSS NORTHERN HOOD…NORTHWESTERN JOHNSON…
AND SOUTHWESTERN TARRANT COUNTIES.

THE RESIDENTS WHO WERE INTERVIEWED AND WERE HOME AT THE TIME TOOK
THE CORRECT PROTECTIVE MEASURES WHEN THE TORNADO DEVELOPED. THIS IS
A REMINDER TO EVERYONE ACROSS NORTH TEXAS TO ENSURE THAT YOUR SEVERE
WEATHER PLAN IS READY…AND THAT YOU CAN ACTIVATE THE PLAN AT A
SECOND/S NOTICE.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS REGARDING THE STORMS ON WEDNESDAY WILL BE SENT
OUT AS SURVEY TEAMS COMPLETE THEIR REVIEW OF THE DAMAGE.

$$

WOODALL/HAMPSHIRE

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